The precautionary measures practices by radiologic technologists in performing radiographic examinations using iodinated contrast media
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
precautionary measures, radiographic examinations, iodinated contrast media
The study used the descriptive research method with 67 radiologic technologists in selected hospitals in Cavite as respondents. They were selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was used to determine the precautionary measures practiced by the radiologic technologists. The data gathered were subjected to statistical treatments such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for Independent means, Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) and Duncan Post Hoc Tests. Based on the findings, the following conclusions are drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents are male, aged 18 - 24 years old and had 1 - 5 years of experience; 2) Majority of the respondents always practice precautionary measures in contrast media administration, infection control, safe storage and handling of contrast media, and contrast media disposal; 3) Precautionary measures in terms of contrast media administration, infection control, contrast media disposal, and overall precautionary measures do not significantly vary when the respondents are grouped according to age, sex, and years of experience. There is a significant difference in the precautionary measures in terms of safe storage and handling of contrast media as practiced by the respondents when they are grouped according to age and sex. The respondents, 18-24 years old practiced the precautionary measures of safe storage and handling of contrast media more than the 25 years old and above. When the radiologic technologists are grouped according to sex, the female respondents practiced the safe storage and handling of contrast media better than the male respondents.
Franze Jaycel P. Paderan, RRT, MAEd
Nanquil, R. R. B., Oclarit, A. J. N., & Odchigue, N. D. (2019, April). The precautionary measures practices by radiologic technologists in performing radiographic examinations using iodinated contrast media. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/8/